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in a cia black site. >> you will do whatever it takes to get this man to talk. >> an "america tonight" in-depth report: prosecuting torture. tuesday, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. this is al jazeera america, i'm thomas drayton in new york. let's get you caught up on the top stories this hour. two shootings in a matter of hours in denmark. one at a free speech event featuring a controversial car tannist. police -- cartoonist. police are not sure if they are linked it appears the ceasefire in ukraine is holding for now. >> on the unity of the whole world, for their solidarity with ukraine and our fighting for peace. we'll take a deeper look at
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what lays ahead for the troubled region. in washington state protesters take to the street angered at the shooting of a migrant worker by police. good to have you with us. we begin with breaking news out of denmark. three were shot outside a popular synagogue in copenhagen hours after a deadly shooting in cafe. one has been shot dead and three police officers are wounded. it's too early to say if the attacks are connected. earlier a gunman opened fire on a forum on art and free speech one killed three police officers wounded. danish police are looking for this man, saying he may have been targetting one of the event
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speakers controversial speaker lars vilks. the danish prime minister is not shying away from calling this a terrorist attack. we have more. >> reporter: bullet holes in the cafe wall after an afternoon debate on free speech turned violence leaving one civilian dead and three police officers injured. >> denmark has been hit by an act of violence we feel it is a motivated attack a terrorist attack. we take the situation seriously. we are in a high alarm all over the country and the main priority at this stage is to catch the perpetrators and to make sure that we find them as soon as possible. >> guests including the french ambassador sent tweets saying they were under fire but still alive as the gunmen tried to
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spray the building. controversial swedish cartoonist lars vilks, who stirred controversy with cashing catures of prophet muhammad is said to have organised the debate. it's reported he and other guests hid in the cold store as police battled the gunman ultimately surviving the attack. some call the shooting an accept on his life. he lives under constant police protection. he and other guests threw themselves on the into to stay alive as bullets come through the window. the french superior minister is said to be on his way to den mate. the prime minister tweeted his support. a man hunt is under way with danish police scouring
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copenhagen. the prime minister called for unity in the difficult coming days. earlier my colleague talked to a reporter for tv2 in denmark. she was at the seen at the first shooting anita marks. -- christina marker. >> we have a manhunt. police have 125 phone calls from people who may have seen something. some of the tips from the people are good. they have something to watch out for. we have three pictures of a man they are looking for, a man dressed in dark clothes, and carrying something that looks like a machine-gun. >> what security precautions were put in place prior to today's event. as i understand it there was a return of gunfire from police who were on the scene. >> i was at a press briefing at the police station a few hours
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ago. they told us for the first time. that what happened at the scene was a man was coming and he was standing outside this house of culture, and shooting against the building. because of the situation in there, it was a debate meeting, there was security there, at least three police men firing back against the man. at least 50 shots have been countered. so there was firing from both sides. >> do you know how many people attended this event? >> it's not quite certain, because everybody who was at the meeting were rounded up by the police and stuffed into a bus and taken to the police headquarters where they have been giving statements so we are not sure. >> what is the response of the citizens following the shooting.
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>> in denmark and copenhagen we are aware that we are a target. it's been a question of time in a lot of people's opinion. people are shocked, but not surprised. >> this is a developing story, more on the shootings later in the programme. >> a major story, a fragile ceasefire in ukraine, three hours into the truce, there's a glimmer of hope. flighting between pro-russian separatists and ukranian forces will stop. before the midnight deadline gun firing and shelling was heavy east of donetsk, a stronghold for the separatists that vow never to give up their location. >> translation: before minsk, at the secs of the cabinet of miles per hours, i -- ministers, i warn before if there is no peace, we may have to take the decision to impose martial law,
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a difficult but necessarily decision. it will be imposed not only in donetsk and luhansk, but across the whole country. >> once again, guns and rockets are relatively silent now, but hours leading up to the ceasefire it was a different story. here we find charles stratford, talking to separatists, who say they are dug in for the long hall, and filed this report from a stronghold in donetsk. >> it's an eerie silence here in eastern ukraine. it's the first time we have had anything like this in recent weeks. i say that. as we say that now, i can here a little bit of small arm's fire in the distance. certainly the big shelling the large-scale shelling that we have seen in recent weeks seems to have stopped. we have spoken to local reporters around the region as well. it seems to be holding not just here in donetsk, but reports
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that there's quiet in places like debaltseve mariupol in various other locations, including luhansk as well. it has not been like that throughout the day. this is our report. >> reporter: we were waiting for a news conference to start when the dull thud of a shell exploding was heard. as we left the building there was another bang. and much closer this time. one of the shells hit a residential area near a children's playground. >> we heard several explosions. all the glass broke. we ran into the basement. >> we were sitting at home celebrating my daughter's birthday. this happened. there are old people living here too. how can they live here like
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this. >> shortly after the separatist leader announced a ceasefire would not apply to the town. >> we will stop fire in all the donetsk people's public territory except for the internal regions. any attempt by ukranian forces to break out will be considered a violation of the minsk agreement. obviously any attempt will be stopped. debaltseve has seen some of the most intense fighting in weeks. it's believed thousands of ukranian soldiers are surrounded by separatists. debaltseve is strategically important, and if the separatists take it they'll have a direct railway link to russia ukraine and the u.s. accuse russia of arming the separatist a claim that russia defies. the u.s. ambassador published these pictures which shows
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russian troops building up around the town. >> these statements do not bode well. the status of the town so he says was never mentioned in the minsk deal. and it could prove a stumbling block for the implement aches aft truce. >> the -- immentation of the truce. the state of the soldiers may now determine whether the fighting stops. we invite you to join us in 10 minutes as we take a deeper look at the situation in you vain. if the ceasefire holds, what will it hold for the region. the search for peace at 8:15. israeli officials arrested sa israeli arabs that joined i.s.i.l. they are reportedly holding a 19 yield israeli arab they say was sent to spy on the group.
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israeli officials and his parents deny he is a spy in iraq american troops were in harm's way when i.s.i.l. fighters led a suicide attack on a base where u.s. and coalition soldiers are training. most of the i.s.i.l. fires died. killed by iraqi forces or detonating their suicide vests. no u.s. troops were killed or wounded. >> sectarian violence plague's iraq and drags down the unstable political system. two of the major political parties suspend participation after 12 sunnis were found dead, including one prominent sunni leader. imran khan filed this report. >> reporter: iraq's plunged into political turmoil as two parties suspend the participation in parliament after 12 sunnis were found killed. a senior sunni mp warned the government of dire consequences.
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>> translation: we warn against those trying to seal the identity of the perpetrators. it's a message that the crime happened with the knowledge of the government. opening the gate to a full-blown war. the assistance mission in iraq responded with specialist envoy issuing a statement saying: . >> whilst there's no indication what may be responsible for the murders of the 12 it sent shock waves through baghdad. it's alleged the men were kidnapped by militia at a checkpoint in baghdad and taken to an undisclosed location. >> one mp was released. 12 bodies were found in three separate locations across the capital. the government launched an investigation. with sectarian tensions running high it will do little to
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implicate the sunnis. >> pope francis welcomed 20 cardinals into the church. the new prisons or the church received a red hat from the holy father. the pope gave them a pep talk which sounded more like a tough-love message, telling the cardinals to put aside pride and self-interest and exercise perfect charity. myself coming from the pacific where the issues are happening, i can be able to bring those issues for the awareness. it's a big issue. in september the pope's travel itinerary includes the united states when he was addressing a congress on global warning and other issues. tomorrow in the week ahead. we re-look at pope francis, and whether he's remaking the catholic church. >> 1300 showed up at a police protest at a small town in
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south-east washington state. the outrage is over the shooting of a migrant worker in pascoe. 35-year-old antonio was throwing rocks at officers. then he took off running. with the video, it showed when they stopped and faced three officers. he was shot and killed. we are joined live. it was quite a turn out. what was the main tone of the protest. >> a big turn out today. the tone was calm. we have seen smaller event at the scene of the shooting. today, it was an event of a different scale. take a look at the gathering. earlier today in the park. at the time this was over the group had grown and hiked a mile or so to the scene of the shooting, i countered 1300 people. big really tremendous response
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a lot of members of a big extended family for antonio. a lot of people wearing shirts saying "i am antonio, i am community" people saying "please keep this peaceful", and erl your on saying to people in the crowd, if you are wearing masks, take them off. if you have profanity on your signs, put them down warning people if they had trouble, any violence they'd call police section them out and have them removed. and the police - pascoe police say they have no report of any incident in connection with the march. everything so far very peaceful. we have a group of 40 or 50 protesters on the streets, marching back and forth between city hall and the site of the shooting. >> are residents looking at this
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of a race or police problem? >> you know we asked a lot of people that question today - what exactly is this. is it a matter of race is it a race issue, a police training issue, and person after person gave a variation of this answer. >> in this police this crowd versus police. they need to be prosecuted. put in gaol for the crimes. this has got stop. it has got to stop. what is a little rock a bump in the head. execution style. >> my mistake, that was the wrong peace of interview that was run there. actually, we talked to a man, many people who said emphatically this is not about race it's about a problem with police. this is not a problem of racism
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this is a problem of human rights that needs to be addressed within the community. it wasn't unanimous, there were some saying that people of colour were targets period. that was a small minority. overall people were saying they wanted the world to know this is not about white and brown versus each other, but figuring out ways to make the interaction between the police and everyone smoother. >> trying to get the message out. >> thank you. we want to return to the top story, a second shooting incident in copenhagen. christina marker joins us via skype. good to have you with us again. what are police saying about the second shooting? >> it's 2am in copenhagen and there's a massive manhunt. the second shooting happened at a synagogue central copenhagen very much in the center of the tourist area. there would have been people out
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tonight. just partying it being busy. a man has been shot in the head a civilian two police officers wounded, nothing too serious. we have been told that the gunman fled on foot. there's so much confusion about whether we are dealing with two separate attacks, two separate gunmen but that's as much as we know at the moment. what more have we learnt about the manhunt or the shooter? >> danish police are scourings misty copeland copenhagen and surrounding areas. they have been looking in lakes in copen hagan to find weapons. there's a big police presence and at the scene of the first attack. police put out a statement. they haven't told people to stay
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in doors but told them to be careful and remain calm. it's pretty much an unprecedented situation in copenhagen. >> early in the investigation. what will the security concerns be early in the morning. it's 2am there. in the morning, will there be additional security or lock downs. >> we'll have to wait and see what happens in the next couple of hours. there's a police press conference coming up in the morning, copenhagen time. we need to find out more about the situation here. it's unclearwhether we are dealing with two separate terror attacks. den mark is the birthplace over the controversy over the cashing cat tours of the prophet muhammad. they must be involved in the campaign in iraq and afghanistan. they are a close ali of the u.s. >> all right, i know you'll keep
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us updated. christina marker reporting on the incident from copenhagen. think you for joining us once again coming up on al jazeera america, the shaky ceasefire in ukraine. we take a deeper looking at how world leaders are seeking out a peaceful resolution to the violence. as cars become compute rived and connected to the internet. a senator is sounding an alarm about hacking attempts. details about personal security and safety on the road straight ahead.
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welcome back it's time to take a deeper look at the search for peace in ukraine. we are 3.5 hours into a fragile ceasefire in ukraine. there's hope that fighting will stop. before the midnight deadline gun fire and shelling was east of donetsk, a strong hold for the separatist vowing never to give up the strategic location. it could be the last chance for
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peace. >> translation: we are at the session of cabinet of ministers, i warned before if there was no peace, we may have to take the decision to impose martial law, a difficult but necessary decision. we have to underline this again. and this event. martial law will be imposed in donetsk and luhansk. but across the country. guns and rockets are slept. if the ceasefire fails, the spotlight will be on the strategic corridor. >> translation: we will stop fire in all of the donetsk people public's region donetsk belongs to the region. attempts to break out will be considered a violation of the minsk agreement. any attempt will be stopped. >> conflict in ukraine force
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hundreds of thousands of refugees to escape to russia. they are at a border crossing. rory challands reports. >> reporter: it's been 7 months sense this family fled the bombs of eastern ukraine, leaving behind their house and everything in it. they share one room in a college dormitory. they didn't have a knife or fork when they arrived. they do not do much complaining. >> translation: he started working as a builder. he got work at the port. a representative from the company came here and said he needed men. several guys from the dorm got jobs there. i work as a shop assistant. >> the dorm houses 53 ukranian ref disease. -- refugees. since november the 1st they have been paying their own way since the russian government shut off support. thankfully most have picked up
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work. home may be thousands of kilometres away. internet keeps them connected. kristina is getting news from back home. >> why didn't you leave? >> i didn't get the chance to go. it's because of work. she had a job and salary. now they can only work half a day. she wants to leave, but can't. you need a permit to leave the city. >> not all are happy with the ukranian refugees taking their jobs. it is all preferable to what is going on back home. >> the only reason for them to stay or go is if it's more safe. >> the boy is a third grader he'll graduate find a job and start a family. ukraine will be a fading childhood memory.
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>> let's take a deeper look to talk about the developments in ukraine. i'd like to welcome the director of the institute for democracy and cooperation, and the associate dean of international affairs at the new school and author. great to have you both with us. this was a bitter pill for petro porashenko to follow was he right to sign it. >> i think so. he was right to sign it. i hope he signed it not in vain that it will hold one way or the other. it will not hold 100%. just because the rebels say they are not going to retreat from certain positions. they should be retreating back to what the first agreement was in september 19th. but i thing he was right to sign it. he needs peace, he needs to give his country a break and start developing it economically. >> reporter: was it a good deal for n.a.t.o. and europe? >> depends what europe and
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n.a.t.o. want to achieve in the region. we have to address to them. i don't think that they are happy about that. merkel and francis hollande are the living members of the european union and n.a.t.o. they agree with the deal it's pretty good. >> what was left out do you think? >> at this moment there's contradictory positions about what is developing. unfortunately for russia and company they refuse to recognise that his forces are in siege, and could be tried completely. they didn't want to recognise an opportunity for different estimation, what is going on, and how the situation go develop. self-defence forces are not going to let them go.
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otherwise they put their arm, and they can open humanitarian corridors. otherwise they distra them totally, and there will in the -- destroy them totally and there will not be a violation of the agreement. >> what if the ceasefire doesn't hold? >> it will be a problem for every side. it will be embarrassing for europe. they put a lot on the line. i don't think it will be good for vladimir putin, because it was the last piece of his credibility on the lines. bad for ukraine, because they continue to fight the war that it cannot win. also there is a possibility for a larger war, and a larger war that would spillover for the ukraine, but further in europe. if it doesn't hold i think everybody is a loser. except for possibly the rebels. they are the ones.
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>> this is vladimir putin's war. do we know what the end goal it. >> as vladimir putin argues he's not involved in the war, he is not funding. >> do you agree with that assessment. ? >> absolutely not. it's clear that he is - it is his war. but i think he's a vick for in this situation, and, yes, he'd lose his credibility. in russia. they'd ratchet the war rhettor rick and ask the russians to vender to the war and say the west cannot be trusted. ukraine is in the happened of the nazis, and they have been arguing we are battling and we have to continue the fight. >> do you fra with the assessment? >> i totally disagree. this is ab seniored to say it's vladimir putin's word. this is washington and brussel's. vladimir putin and russia's
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position is simple. protection of russian speakers and russians over there. keeping their language. some self rule and status of ukraine. this is the modest demand on behalf of russia. washington and brussels turned that down. as a result we got what we got. russians and russian speakers decided we don't want to live in kiev and extreme nationalists. they organised anti-constitutional coup kicking out the president. after which all this mess started in ukraine. which meant this is short sited approach on behalf of european union, washington and strat eejists. >> you say it's not vladimir putin's war, has he done enough or should he be involved?
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>> unfortunately, he didn't do enough. because in russia, a lot of politicians, and a lot of public opinion demand him to intervene deeper stronger and that larger degree. this is the position because if they are not doing this they are becoming like asaad the butcher. because according to security sources. i don't know where they get that information. 50,000 killed. after 10,000 in america and others claim that yasser arafat he's a butcher. no one is telling petro porashenko he's a butcher. he has to stop shelling and the rt ill -- artillery and rocket launchers. >> i see you shaking his head.
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>> petro porashenko is defending his country, of course there are casualties on his side. the war is fight dirty on all sides, because there's no rules for the war as we have been seeing. little humanitarian assistance intervention and whatnot. but russians cite that the london language is in trouble. no one is attacking the language. everyone can speak russian, as for the forces in kiev that are taking over. mostly the conversations about the right sector is about, indeed ultra nationalists. with less than 1% in the whole opposition movement. this is a very convenient argument that you take one little point, one time mentioned and blow it out of proportion and create really that incredible rhetoric of war and attack on the russian forces. one last thing, when there was
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something being offered. last week and the buses were going to the ukrainian territory or the rebel territory, by the way most of those what were fleeing were going to the ukranian territory. >> do you see the u.s. taking a greater role in the conflict. quickly respond? >> sure i would like to say it was the wrong statement and out of touch with russian language in ukraine. total annihilation of russian schools, shrinking and limiting the courses. and not let the yousage of russian language in area where hundreds of russians are speaking meaning my colleague is out of touch with what is going on over there. as far as it concerns washington's roles. i several times mentioned on different channels and on your
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channel, that it's enough for joe biden to pick up the phone to pick up the phone and say, "talk to your people." it's enough. he has to recognise the rites of these people, their language to keep their identity and to live in peace and decide in what language they want to speak. and how we are going to organise their life. it's a democratic society. there were times mentioned that you know francis hollande and merkel were crazy when they were talking about federalization. they didn't want to listen to the word. what happened, why. no problem. this country is a failed state.
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never integrated internally. they are afraid that federalization will leave the country to collapse. meaning it's not an established state. either they use force to keep them together or they have to kill the people in order to stay. >> should the u.s. send arms to the ukraine? >> it is a wrong idea. it would create a larger conflict. i think that's why angela merkel and francis hollande were busy and trying to make the last-ditch attempt and stop the conflict or stop it to some degree. there is a russian-created conflict. russia created conflict has the right to defend its territory. >> how is petro porashenko viewed among ukrainians?
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>> i think he's losing popularity. there was popularity at the beginning. he was given the benefit of the doubt. now a lot of people i talk to in kiev say there was a bigger promise, he can't take care of the conflict and in his defense he's a good businessman. he is not a war president. it was very difficult for him to do so. under the circumstances he's doing the best he can. he needs to stop the war. at this point if it's a bad deal for ukraine, it's better than no deal for ukraine. >> what does a post conflict ukraine look like? >> i think if there's agreements to be implemented, ukraine has a chance to keep you know in some degree, the territorial integrity of the country, if not ukraine has no future as a
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country, as an integrated state. this is responsible people there, and many after signing the agreement, said that he doesn't have any right to sign any agreement, which demands a constitutional changes in ukraine. without special changes or statements, without language rights this - nobody can stop which means this leads to total destruction of ukraine as a state. >> i agree with that yes. >> and your final thoughts on the future of ukraine. >> i think federalization as much as they don't want it this probably would be the best solution they'd have. that's how they keep the territory, otherwise the conflict would wage hot or frozen and continue expanding rather than reducing itself. >> let's leave it there.
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thank you both for joining us on a deeper look coming up on al jazeera america - a different kind of fight. the propaganda war between iraq and i.s.i.l.
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welcome back. we are following the news out of denmark. police are investigating a second shooting outside a synagogue in copenhagen. we understand one person was shot in the head two officers wounded. police are looking into whether this shooting is in fact lipped to an earlier -- linked to an earlier attack at a free-speech forum at a cafe. it's early in the investigation. one man was killed in that shooting. three officers injured. the suspect is still at large. we'll go to copenhagen throughout the hour on al jazeera america. >> also substantiate. iraqi officials are trying their best to counter-i.s.i.l.'s campaign.
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one effort included a tv show that ridiculed i.s.i.l. and its leaders. jane arraf has more from baghdad. >> in is one of the front lines in the fight against i.s.i.l. a statement on iraqi television videos are part of an effort to counter i.s.i.l.'s wide-ranging campaign. it's aimed at undermining the appeal of the islamic state of iraq and levant. it's most effective weapon a satirical series called state of superstation. in this imaginary state, the delve arrives to destroy iraq with the help of friend. the video is a parody of an i.s.i.l. seconding from mosul that has gone viral. instead of paradise this shows suicide bombers ending up watching dishes. each of the 27 episodes explores
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a different segment. this segment uses a hospital official. he explains since there was no medical equivalent they used knives and sewing needling. iraqi officials say it's aimed at countering i.s.i.l.'s statements that it upholds islam. >> translation: we are trying to scrape away the different layers of i.s.i.l. the idea of parody is to say they don't belong among the sacred but are a group of people aiming to destroy nations and civilition aces and the -- civilizations and the understanding of islam is incorrect. >> reporter: they inspire laughter rather than fear. >> around the world the danger is not so much on the battlefield, it's in the battle for the minds of young people. a lot of that straddle is the field of popular culture, in all
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sorts of for you wills. -- for you wills. this artist uses the soles of shoes to depict the i.s.i.l. fighters. it's hard to imagine a better insult. >> translation: there's no problem saying i'm afraid. i am afraid but will not be silent. >> he came up with the need after they seized i.s.i.l. shoes are as damaged and deformed as i.s.i.l.'s ideology. ahead a nightmare story of illegal organ trafficking from nepal. and words of warning from a senator - wireless systems in cars may be the next target of hackers. details next.
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welcome back. it sounds like a plot from a film. people attacked and organs stolen. unfortunately it's not fiction. we have this story from central nepal. >> people from this central nepal village say that this man does not have long to live. one kidney failed and the other stolen from him a decade ago. >> translation: my friend asked me to go. he said i would be fine. this is what happened to me. 24 hours lair my heart burns. i have no appetite and my body is swollen. >> reporter: he was asked to donate blood on a trip to india. traffickers took his kidney. he was given $800 and told to go home. many say they were canning oled and tricked...
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and tricked... ..cases that we had, coming only after people had their organs trafficked. there's a strong network of traffickers. and we can crack only the middle level. this is an international network. people say that some who sell their kidneys get plastic surgery. >> i asked locals how many have been victims of kidney trafficking. as one man started counting another interjected. and many are wary of outsiders. some hope that media attention has brought embarrassment to the village. others say it has been made difficult for traffickers to
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operate. others say traffickers have moved to other districts and women are the new targets. the organ transport act of nepal only allows family members to donate organs. >> it's easy to get a marriage certificate to make it look like a wife is making a donation to the husband. >> reporter: the demand is high. as long as money is to be made. traffickers are never far away. >> we are learning some people are worrying into problems on health care.go. certain users are having problems. the glitch is with income information. it's a crucial part of the programme, because it's used as a baseline for financial assistance. officials say those affected by the issue will have more time to apply. the f.a.a. is looking into
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issues that drones would be favourable for business interest. a recent study looked at monitoring structural expectations among others. the agency submitted a proposal to the white house for regulations, and are expected to be released soon cyber attacks are a major concern, a senator warns your car could be next. science and technology correspondent jake ward is in san francisco, with more. >> reporter: when you hit the brakes your foot is only a small part of what stops the car, tiny computer called an electronic control unit is in charge working with sensors on the wheels. and the valve system to bring you to a stop. the problem is that system and others are vulnerable to hackers who could take control of the car.
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it's based on information from 20 automakers. most new cars use wireless technology yes. most makers didn't know or couldn't say whether they'd been hacked. two manufacturers said they had any way of knowing about hacking. senator markey's office found most car-makers collect a lot of data including where you drive, park sit during the day. 50% of automakers transmit it wirelessly and it may not be secure. you usually don't find out and you can't opt out without disabling features like navigation. link it to the car, and you have given contacts text messages but the real danger is driving will involve endless amounts of wirelessly transmitted data and we'll depend on that to keep us alive. >> we are simulating a scenario where we'd be going through a
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green light. now someone is running the red. and the cars communicate and warn each other that that is about to happen. kill switches have been installed allowing them to deactivate the car if payments are missed. if they can be remotely accessed. it gives potential criminals a view of daily habize a sense of where we live and a chance to take over the vehicle. >> still ahead - a youtube milestone. >> here we are in front of the elephant. >> 10 years ago today the first video appeared on the web site. a look at how far the company has come and where it's headed next. next. everybody is vulnerable. the business leaders here want their privacy and their children protected, just like the
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consumer and privacy advocates want america to lead technology in the desert >> this is the most dangerous part of your trip... >> an emotional finale you can't miss... >> we got be here to tell the story. >> the final journey borderland only on al jazeera america
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>> america's first climate refugees >> this is probably a hurricane away from it being gone. >> who's to blame? >> 36% of land lost was caused by oil and gas industry... >> ...and a fight to save america's coastline. >> we have kinda made a deal with the devil >> fault lines al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... award winning investigative accessed. a look at how far the company documentary series... documentary series... the disappearing delta only on al jazeera america welcome back. 10 years ago today youtube was born. three young men registered the domain. it has more than a billion
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movers and is a profitable site on the internet. terence baisley takes a look at how it began. >> this is the first video uploaded to youtube. the cofounder joey kareem at the san diego zoo in 2005. the idea that anyone anywhere could share the videos online caught on fast. over a year later, 65,000 videos were uploaded each day. youtube was getting 100 million views. no surprise when this happen. >> we have exciting news for you. we have been acquired by google. 17 months after going live youtube was bought by google. >> google has a large scale infrastructure for content delivery. it's something scaled up.
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youtube would not have been able to do it if it was a single site run by a few guys. >> reporter: the open access policy made it a powerful force. >> no longer do people have gatekeepers, radio stations tv networks movie studios to get the word out. anyone can create something and distribute it to the world. >> and let a billion visiting the sight each month, a generation of online stars found their audience. adverts on the side and you tune's revenue sharing system means some are making millions each year. once they have built an audience they can bring deals. it's been reduced to anyone to then build. >> reporter: it's showing a wide
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variety of charity groups lectures and tutorials, challenging the self-education industry. more than 300 videos are uploaded to youtube every minute making it difficult for the company to stop violent, explicit videos from being posted. >> this is the challenge of the content. you can have this huge platform that anyone can upload anything it has huge positive values and negative net value, if if you've never been good at dealing with technology. as more connect with the internet. the popularity of online videos increases. youtube and parent company google hope they dominate the audiences and the revenue they bring. let's take you to space. europe's latest vessel undocked
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it begone its journey. the european pace agency says the ship will head back to earth where it will burn up in the atmosphere. >> they brave the cold. they come together for a tough sporting event. one that takes a toll on their bodies. science is there to watch. here is daniel lack. >> racers in the yukon spend days weeks even crossing landscapes like this. seemingly endless expanses. textures that freeze exposed skin staying on the move taking food and water, managing your pace. then there's the long northern winter's nights. it's colder you are alone and have to choose. do you go and get fatigued or sleep, and risk hypothermia. it's a challenge, and it
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frightens frontrunners. >> it was so cold. it was midnight. 50-50 50-51, i was freezing. >> i kept going at a high speed. but i did not get warm. impossible. >> reporter: after the horrible night the current race leader is tested by a scientist from berlin space medicine. heart rate body wait and sleep patterns are measured and he fills in a survey about state of mind. >> the object to to increase knowledge about the human feesiology the adaptability. and shows us what is possible. >> isolation, endurance and extreme conditions the cold all of these are relevant to greater understanding of the human body and finding out what it might be like for human being in space.
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>> a yukon winter is not as severe as what is beyond the earth's atmosphere. it is a handy ground. it's part of space exploration, and the return of the space explorers to the home planet. >> astronauts are required to do survivor courses. and it's possible it's my hope that this might help to increase the chances of survival. should the end up in an environment like this one. for most runners this is a race against time weather and other competitors. for scientists a chance to explore something little known - how fragile human bodies can and do survive extreme stress. finally hundreds of couples in mexico city marking valentine's day with a kiss. more than 3,000 people took part
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in a mass wedding. there was a performance in the square in honour of the newly weds. happy valentine's day, that there do it for this hour. thank you for joining us. i'm thomas drayton in new york. i'm back with another hour of news at 11:00pm eastern. thanks for watching. late paul barron said this, the process of technological development is like building a cathedral. new people come along and each lays down a block on top of the block on top of the on "america tonight" for sale. worthless deeds. welcome to florida, 2015. >> i thought that we lived in a country where your property couldn't be seized for private gape. this may be legal. my question to you is it moral. his response. >> there's no question of morality in business. >> how do you describe yourself? >> a mad junkyar